cohosh, blue

cohosh, blue,

n Latin name:
Caulophyllum thalictroides; parts used: roots, rhizomes, aerial parts; uses: antispasmodic, anticonvulsant, rhe-umatism; jump start labor; increase menstruation; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with cardiac disorders; can cause hypertension, chest pain, hyperglycemia, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and irritation to the mucous membrane; is embryotoxic. Also called
blue ginseng, papoose root, squaw root, or
yellow ginseng.
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Encouraged by this successful marking program, resource managers at Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah, Mammoth Cave, Cumberland Gap, and several Canadian provincial parks are attaching similar signature markers to ginseng and other high-dollar poaching targets such as goldenseal, black cohosh, blue cohosh, bloodroot, lady's slipper orchids, lilies, trillium, and galax.